The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is calling on people to celebrate the meals on wheels heroes who deliver nutritious food and offer a friendly face to reduce isolation and loneliness.
The Covid-19 pandemic significantly increased the number of people struggling to access food in the community. But around the country meals on wheels services not only delivered food but also regularly checked-in on people.
Anyone can take part in the celebration, whether they deliver or recieve meals or just want to celebrate a great service in their local area. It's really simple to take part. Find out more.
Unfortunately many areas in the UK no longer have a meals on wheels service. So this celebration is just one action being taken around Meals on Wheels Week 2020 to foster more support to maintain and develop services. A range of activities will highlight the value of meals on wheels services and call on policy-makers and commissioners to support this vital support for people to stay nourished and connected to their local community.
Find out more about Sustain's Older People's Food Campaign.
Published 14 Oct 2020
Older People’s Food Campaign: Meals on wheels services support thousands of older people every day to stay independent in their own homes and enrich their lives.
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